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Vastu Shastra: 10+ tips to attract good fortune with a garden at home

Planning and designing your garden as per Vastu Shastra can significantly alter your mood, while also ensuring health and prosperity. An outdoor …

Landscaping

Fermenting 101: How to Make Homemade Low-Salt Sauerkraut

Making your own sauerkraut may seem like a daunting task, but it’s actually easy to prepare and just needs a little bit of babysitting as the …

Daily Growing Tips and Advice: Molasses As Fertilizer?!

We've talked about molasses as a way to help soil inoculants thrive...but is it good as a straight-up fertilizer? Find out in today's show.<p>Keep …

Gardening

Parasite spread by cats drives entrepreneurial brilliance in humans

A parasite spread by cats could be the key to being a successful entrepreneur, scientists have concluded.<p>The discovery suggests there may be a bizarre advantage to being infected by the organism, Toxoplasma gondii.<p>According to the findings, the single-celled parasite worms its way into the brain …

Entrepreneurship

Insider Secrets Only Landscapers Know (But Won't Tell You)

Whether it's having hardscape features installed, performing chores, or selecting plants for the yard, it's helpful to become wise to the insider …

Boxwood Topiaries: 6 Tips for Trimming Shrubs from Niwaki’s Jake Hobson

In the topiary world, Jake Hobson is a bit of a rock star. The Dorset, England–based topiarist originally studied at the Slade—London’s premier art …

Everything You Need to Know About Grass Block Pavers

Joni Mitchell wasn’t kidding when she said you could wreck paradise with a parking lot. You can damage it with a driveway, too, especially the …

Crop Rotation Tips for Vegetable Gardens

Where, oh, where should the tomatoes go? It is that time of year when, in the mad rush to get the garden planted, we forget all about something as …

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Fire ant season is here, and this is what really works to get rid of them

Grits won't work. Neither will cornmeal or Malt-O-Meal. And for heaven's sake, don't try to burn the fire ants with a propane torch.<p>With warmer …

This 3-Day Microbiome Cleanse Will Eliminate Bloat, Improve Digestion & Reboot Your Gut Health

Over two decades as a holistic, functional doctor in New York City, I have treated tens of thousands of patients who have brain fog, anxiety, and …

The 10 Best Indoor Trees For Homes And Workspaces

Nothing brightens up a space and makes it feel fresh and vibrant like a houseplant or, even better, a tree. Yes, that’s right, you can actually grow …

This College Dropout Made Almost $1 Billion Betting on Horses. Now He's Finally Telling How He Did It

Beating the odds was so easy that when he won $13 million on a single horse race once, he never bothered to cash the ticket.<p>Does gambling on horse racing seem like a good career path? For a college dropout from Pittsburgh who spent years figuring out how to increase the odds, it became amazingly …

Those weeds in your grass are telling a story. Don't ignore it

Pssst.<p>Your grass is trying to tell you something.<p>That patch of white clovers? It means your lawn is low in fertility.<p>Spreading plantains? Rent an …

9 Best Supplements for Adrenal Fatigue or When You’re Just Feeling Drained

If you find yourself exhausted all the time, you might be wondering: What are the best supplements for adrenal fatigue? While it’s one thing to be …

Look Up At The Sky Day: 5 Celestial Wonders to See in April

The sky is about to be lit with fireballs.<p>Sometimes, people need a reminder to look up from their smartphones. While that probably wasn’t the …

7 Benefits and Uses of Castor Oil

Castor oil is a multi-purpose vegetable oil that people have used for thousands of years.<p>It’s made by extracting oil from the seeds of the <i>Ricinus</i> …

Wild Flower Society: 10 Outside-the-Box Native Plants

New England gardeners who look for native species enjoy the happy support of the New England Wild Flower Society, an organization dedicated to the …

New England

'Mad Honey' and 4 Other Naturally Occurring Psychedelics

Natural doesn't always mean better, though.<p>Nature is full of drugs. For various reasons, evolutionary forces have led certain plants, fungi, and even …

The Ultimate Guide To DIY Off Grid Solar Power

Humanity has survived since the dawn of time without electricity, yet today’s society would collapse in an instant should the grid go down for any …

Learn to View the Night Sky with 'See It with a Small Telescope'

Many of us just got our first telescope over the holidays, and let's face it — a telescope can be intimidating. It's a machine. It needs to be …